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Illinois Supreme Court Justice P. Scott Neville Jr. looks on at the Appellate Lawyers Association reception on Wednesday at the Kimpton Hotel Allegro’s Walnut Room in the Loop. The Appellate Lawyers Association’s special honorees this year were Neville and former Illinois Supreme Court Justice Charles E. Freeman, both of whom served as 1st District appellate justices before ascending to the high court. – David Thomas

Appellate Lawyers Association honors high court justices

The Illinois appellate bar on Wednesday honored two former 1st District Appellate Court justices who ascended to the highest court in the state.
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Appeals court to hear arguments in Trump hotel lawsuit

The outcome of a lawsuit alleging that Donald Trump is violating the U.S. Constitution by profiting off the presidency could depend largely on competing definitions of an antiquated word: emoluments.

U.S. trial court celebrates 200th birthday

Television reporter Phil Rogers spoke at a program honoring the impact the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois has had on Chicago and the nation. The program was one of several planned for the next 12 months to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the court’s establishment.

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Court questions successor judge's opinion in injury case

Picking the appropriate standard of review was a tricky proposition when Frank Russo appealed from an order that wiped out his $9.9 million judgment against Corey Steel — because the trial judge stepped aside during post-trial proceedings, and Corey Steel’s request for a new trial was granted by a successor judge based on his disagreement with the first judge’s ruling on expert testimony.

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